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Ohio State Buckeyes
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Dak Prescott
Thanksgiving is a great time to get gorged on turkey, pie and college football rivalry games.The traditional fare of the Iron Bowl, Florida-Florida State and Ohio State-Michigan is worth watching, but this week is also time for some surprising...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdowns all of the action from Week 13. The Big Ten West is down to two teams, the ACC title game is set, UCLA takes the lead in the Pac-12 South, more Jameis Winston discussion and Samaje Perine's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brett Hundley
Going into the start of the 2014 college football season, it seemed UCLA was the trendy pick to make a run to the first College Football Playoff and maybe even win the whole thing. Back-to-back losses in the middle of the season against Utah and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Sean Payton
The Baltimore Ravens return to the scene of one of their greatest triumphs to take on a New Orleans Saints team that’s hoping for some much-needed home cooking as Week 12 wraps up on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Mario Williams
The Buffalo Bills will attempt to stay in the playoff discussion when they take on the New York Jets tonight in their adopted “home” of Ford Field in Detroit. This game was originally scheduled to be played Sunday afternoon at Ralph...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Gary Andersen
The Big Ten is full of great rivalry games and trophies. One of them is Paul Bunyan’s Axe, which goes to the winner of the Wisconsin-Minnesota game each season. This year, the iconic axe will take a back seat to the ultimate prize to the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Frank Beamer
Virginia and Virginia Tech entered 2014 with different expectations. Thanks to a favorable schedule and a talented defense, the Hokies were pegged by some as the frontrunner in an unpredictable Coastal Division. The Cavaliers had low expectations...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Winning in the Maui Invitational is generally a sign of good things to come. The Maui Invitational was a kingmaker three times between 2005-11 as the eventual national champion also won in Maui. Last year’s winner, Syracuse, won Maui on...
David Fox
1 year ago
Army Navy
When tasked with deciding the best rivalries in college football there will be no avoiding offending someone. So in an effort to avoid any hurt feelings, I need to say something to everyone out there who believes that their beloved rivalry is...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had the catch of a lifetime with a one-handed, diving backward, through pass interference touchdown catch. Sit back and watch. Over and over again.   Oh my, Odell Beckham. That was...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The Big Ten is setting up for a wild finish in the Big Ten West with Wisconsin and Minnesota doing battle for the division championship. The winning school will lay claim to Paul Bunyan’s Axe and represent the division in the Big Ten...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Times have been rough for Oklahoma State’s offense over the course of the last month. After scoring no more than 14 points in each of the last four games, the Cowboys were in some serious trouble heading to Waco to take on Baylor. The debut...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The selection committee made clear at least one point Tuesday: Winning a game isn’t always enough.  How a team wins or — in the words committee chair Jeff Long — how a team controls the game is just as important. ...
David Fox
1 year ago
It is difficult to comprehend just how impressive Arkansas has been over the past two weeks. We knew this team was getting better. We knew their 17-game SEC losing streak would end at some point in the very near future. But no one — not...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
A year ago, Missouri shocked the college football world by winning the SEC East title — and doing so in dominant fashion. The Tigers won their seven league games by an average of 21.0 points, with only one game decided by less than 10 points...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Drew Stanton
The Arizona Cardinals will try and add to their NFC West lead when they take on the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon on FOX. Drew Stanton has done an admirable job for the Cardinals (9-1) while subbing for the injured Carson Palmer (knee). Over the...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
The Denver Broncos will try to regroup at home when they face the Miami Dolphins this afternoon on CBS. The Broncos (7-3) have lost two of their last three games after managing just seven points in a disappointing showing in St. Louis. The Dolphins...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Bill Belichick
Whether this ends up being a preview of Super Bowl XLIX remains to be seen, but this afternoon’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots on FOX will certainly have a say in how the postseason plays out. The Lions (7-3)...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Tony Romo
NFC East rivals headed in opposite directions will put a bow on Sunday’s slate when the Dallas Cowboys face the New York Giants tonight on NBC. The Cowboys (7-3) come out of their bye rested and probably with one eye on Thursday’s...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Melvin Gordon’s single-game FBS rushing record lasted only a week. After the Wisconsin running back gashed Nebraska for 408 yards to pass former TCU running back LaDainian Tomlinson’s record (406) set in 1999, Oklahoma’s Samaje...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Arian Foster
Cincinnati’s backfield is expected to be back at full strength for Week 12, but Houston’s situation is a little more uncertain. Detroit and Tampa Bay also are situations worth paying attention to before setting your lineup. Giovani...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Marshawn Lynch
Minnesota’s backfield is a little bit up in the air entering Week 12 while there’s no doubt who will see plenty of carries in this afternoon’s NFC West showdown between Arizona and Seattle. Elsewhere, Philip Rivers is battered and...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Fred Jackson
Buffalo’s Week 12 game got moved to Monday night, and the Bills may or may not have their leading rusher back in the fold. Elsewhere, the Saints should get one of their RBs back on Monday night, while the Dolphins’ QB-RB combination is...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Brandon Marshall
Plenty of wide receivers and tight ends appear on the Week 12 injury report. From Foxboro to Green Bay and even Jacksonville, Athlon Sports has the injury situations on the top fantasy targets covered like a shutdown cornerback. Calvin Johnson...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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